Feeby is hanging in there, no issues - so far - with H-T meds after about 5 1/2 weeks.How are you and Feeby doing?
Our dear beloved cats could care less about the cost of their food!!!! They just want whatever it is that they want, when they want it.Glad she is holding her weight and no issues so far with the meds. Do our cats not realise how much cat food costs. How are you coping?
They don't even shave the area, believe it or not. Alcohol swabs and separating the hair, that is how they do it! Vet wanted to go 3 months vs. 1 month, so not sure when he will want to do it after this one. It might be February if he wants to keep her on the 6 month check up schedule.Just when the fur starts to grow back from the previous blood test, it's shaved again for the next one, poor Feeby. Hopefully this test will show her on the correct level of meds and she can have a break for 6 months
Changes resulting from the H-T meds? Not sure. She seems to be a bit more 'mischievous' than she was awhile back. Trying to get near (spider) plants that she has always liked, but had stopped pursuing. They are kept out of her reach, but as of late that hasn't stopped her from trying to s-t-r-e-t-c-h her way to them. She even got one the other day! So, maybe a bit more energy?So lucky not being shaved, that alone is unpleasant for them. Do you see any changes in her?
It would appear that triglycerides nor cholesterol have the same impact on cats (or dogs) as they do humans. So, that - for now - "is what it is". If Feeby's calcium is still high in another 3 months, the vet said he will start more testing. He didn't want to do it yet, as he is pretty conservative about going 'gang busters' with testing. I think he wants to see another high calcium reading first. Then, more testing to try to narrow down what might be behind the high calcium. From what he said, that will entail specialized blood work before going down the path of imaging. Apparently, some specific kind of chemical testing can focus in/rule out certain sources.I do not have a lot to add either. My dogs who have been hypothyridic have had high cholesterol and triglycerides but I was told that in dogs it is not the same caution as it would be with a human. My diabetic cats did not have high cholesterol; one was very heavy and one was not. Sodium might be the result of the test itself, as you mentioned dehydration. If your vet suspects cancer, can he do any imaging for tumors while you wait for the next blood test?